E-Bulletin of April 22, 2004

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Flight Fair
The Aviation program will host a Flight Fair this Saturday, April 24, with a rain date of April 25. You can take a ride in one of the college's aircraft for only five cents per pound, with a maximum price of $15 and a minimum of $7 per person. Your weight is kept secret. Plane rides benefit the Flight Team, which competes against four-year colleges in a test of skills at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association regional and annual meet.

For more information call Jerry Kuhl at 530-1272 or email jkuhl@mccc.edu.

Princeton Prof to Lecture April 28
Dr. Francois Morel, professor of Geosciences at Princeton University and Director of the Princeton Environmental Institute, will discuss "Marine Microorganisms and Global Survival" on Wednesday, April 28 at noon. The program takes place in the Communications Building, Room 109. More

Music Department Announces Spring Concerts
Wednesday, May 12: The MCCC Chorus conducted by Dr. Marjorie Herman, 7:30 p.m. at Kelsey Theater.
Thursday, May 13: The MCCC Jazz Band directed by Professor James Kelly, 8 p.m. at Kelsey Theater.
Friday, May 14: Mercer County Coummunity Band conducted by Dr. Louis Woodruff, 8 p.m. at Kelsey Theater.

All concerts are free and open to the public. For more information call 609-586-4800 extension 3735.

The Gallery Highlights Talented Students
The "Visual Arts Student Show 2004" will feature the work of talented Mercer art students of all ages at The Gallery from April 26 through May 14. A free opening reception will be held on Wednesday, April 28, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The show includes more than 180 works of fine and graphic arts.

Posters and postcards advertising the show were designed through a competition in the college’s advanced Advertising Design classes taught by Francis Paixao and Tina LaPlaca. Heather Thomann created the winning design. Seven selected poster designs will be on display as part of the exhibition. More

MCCC's Administrative Assistants Honored
The college honored its administrative assistants at a festive luncheon on April 21. The goal of the enthusiastic committee, led by Vanessa Wilson, "was to show the college's recognition and support for the excellent work of our staff members," Wilson said. The speaker for the event was Phil Bruschi of Mind Aerobics, who discussed "eight great ways to maximize your mind."

An elegant buffet luncheon included shrimp cocktail, fruit, fish, chicken and a dessert bar. As always, Jackie Dunn, Bill Downs and Filomena Vasta did a great job. The 80 attendees received gift bags that included a star paperweight with the monogram "Ambassadors of Excellence" and the MCCC logo. Each received a long-stemmed rose. Decorations were done in pastel colors and gold, accented with flowers.

Marie Mendez, now president of the group's federation, said, "It was fantastic. It's nice to be appreciated. I say thank you to the administration for doing this for us." Long-time staff member Barbara Owens said, "I've been here for 20 years and I have to say it was the best. The committee did a beautiful job and worked very hard."

Outstanding Students Wanted
The Public Information office is looking for outstanding students who will be graduating in May. Each year we focus on top graduates to give them and the college some much-deserved publicity. We especially want to hear about students who are unusual in some way, not just those with good grades. We also want to select students from the various Mercer County municipalities so we can utilize local papers.

Please tell us about the outstanding students in your department. Email saveria@mccc.edu or call ext. 3736.


More on the Math Award for Arthur Schwartz
Professor Arthur Schwartz accepted the Mathematical Association of America's "Distinguished Teaching Award" on March 27. More

Golf Outing Set for June 15
The MCCC Golf Outing, set for June 15, will be held at Mercer Oaks again this year. Corporate sponsors are needed. For more information call Bill Mate at ext. 3601. More


Campbell Speaks/ MCCC Student Awarded
Dr. Diane Campbell, dean for Student and Academic Services, was a speaker at the Latina Women’s Council's "Women’s Month Celebration" held April 3 at the Hightstown Ramada Inn. Campbell spoke about Women and Education, along with
Diane Gerofsky, Mercer County Surrogate, who spoke about Women in Politics, and Dr. Valarie Brooks-Klein, who spoke on Women and Stress. County Executive Brian Hughes gave awards to several Latina women leaders. Among them was Mercer student Nilda Garcia, the Vice Chair of the Council and recent Phi Theta Kappa inductee, who was recognized for leadership and academic performance.

MCCC Drama Students to Perform "The Grapes of Wrath"
"The Grapes of Wrath," John Steinbeck's great American classic, will be performed by actors from the MCCC Drama Program. This moving stage adaptation was produced for Broadway by Frank Galati and uses original music, along with memorable songs by Woody Guthrie, to paint a broad historical context for the story. Dates and show times are: Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 9 at 2 p.m. More


"Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel" at Kelsey
Mike Mulligan and his beloved steam shovel, Mary Anne, could once accomplish any task. But more modern shovels are threatening to replace them. Can Mike and Mary Anne complete their toughest job ever on time? Find out as TheatreworksUSA presents "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel" at Mercer's Kelsey Theatre on Saturday, May 15 at 2 and 4 p.m. More

Help Needed for Homeless Animals
Patti Dunleavy of Accounting asks for help for the Friends of the Hamilton Animal Shelter. A fundraising breakfast will be held April 25 at the Whitehorse Fire House from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds will be used for spaying and neutering homeless animals. Contact Brenda at tikvah1@optonline.net or call 585-7151.

Also, a "Spare the Strays" bowl-a-thon is set for June 5. If you would like to bowl or sponsor Dunleavy as a bowler, contact dunleavy@mccc.edu or call ext. 3285. Donations are tax deductible.


Actual Newspaper Headlines
Crack Found on Mayor's Daughter
Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says
Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
Teacher Strikes Idle Kids
Miners Refuse to Work after Death
Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
War Dims Hope for Peace
If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile
Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
Enfield (London) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide
Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges
Man Struck By Lightning Faces Battery Charge
New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft
Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
Chef Throws His Heart into Helping Feed Needy
Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors

Luncheon Set for Retirees
The MCCC Retirees will meet for lunch on May 19, 1 p.m. at Sunny Gardens. Please call Helen Marie Dolton by the 17th to make your reservation at 609-882-5086.

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